Cooper Power Systems

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Cooper Power Systems Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
39 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Learned a lot

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waukesha, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waukesha, WI

    I worked at Cooper Power Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Quick to change company culture when the leadership is driving it and "walking the talk". Lots of training available and job assignments with different functions if requested.

    Cons

    Not enough people to get the job done as desired. Internal company-to-company business is almost treated as external suppliers. No shared pay ranges or scales so people in the same job have varied salaries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your mid-managers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    lack of management during the transition from cooper power to eaton

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in South Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in South Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Cooper Power Systems full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    pay is great, management encourages learning, expected hours are between 40-45

    Cons

    hope you engineers love working in 2d, very quick to fire employees. I have seen 4 engineer or above employees get let go since my short time being with the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good and Bad

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waukesha, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waukesha, WI

    I worked at Cooper Power Systems as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Not many. Other lower peons were fun to work with.

    Cons

    Departments are not big on including others into things. Communication is very bad.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    one of learning with growth and opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assembly in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Assembly in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Cooper Power Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good benefits and growth and learning

    Cons

    there really are no cons great place to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to you employees they really have a lot to say with all the experience they could make a difference in how things could work better in the work environment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Look Elsewhere!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waukesha, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waukesha, WI

    I have been working at Cooper Power Systems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Competitve Benefits Package
    Some Great Hard Working People

    Cons

    Poor Leadership from Upper Management
    Lack of Accountability
    Outdated Workspace
    Micro-Management
    Aggressive and Accusatory Behavior Allowed
    Too Metrics Driven
    Poor Work-Life Balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appropriate Coaching with Direct Reports
    Be a Genuine Reflection of the Eaton Corporate Values
    Listen to Your Employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Shy management, limited opportunity, a lot of politics!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Waukesha, WI
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Waukesha, WI

    I have been working at Cooper Power Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits now such as subsidiary of EATON. Before they were just okay.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunity in some sectors. Some people get comfortable in their positons, don't perform and management don't know the work "development", they don't know how to drive people, managers without management background. They don't care about good and hard workers. Salary is not as good for the size of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be too shy and be more active for your people. Make a group, built a team, have more contact with the individuals and they will perform better. Think out of the box, be a wolf and not a sheep.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent Pay and Benefits, but horrible culture perpetuated by management staff

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Waukesha, WI
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Waukesha, WI

    I have been working at Cooper Power Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Pay
    Good Benefits
    Set Hours
    Great customers
    Solid products

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for advancement
    Poor Culture adverse to change
    Focus is often placed on the wrong drivers
    Not enough support of products

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    They don't care about the quality of their products. Would rather send it to Mexico for cheaper labor.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cooper Power Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay, Benefits, Safety First culture but one little mistake and someone is getting fired.

    Cons

    Want cheaper labor and won't care that the quality of the product will suffer. This will lead to lots of customers going to competitors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of people trying to save labor money and worry about keeping your customers. You will make your money this way in the long run.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Time well spent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waukesha, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waukesha, WI

    I have been working at Cooper Power Systems full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to improve, develop and learn about different cross-functional activities. Most of the longer tenure employees were helpful to new comers.

    Cons

    Unaligned management, too many projects and cost reduction versus quality importance. Limited opportunities for advancement unless you knew the right people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve work-life balance and don't focus on "Cooper Kids" so much.

  11.  

    Work at Cooper Power Systems

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Custom Assembler in South Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Custom Assembler in South Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Cooper Power Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work environment ample training quality people to work with and for, able to learn many skills and move around and learn many more.

    Cons

    Some very few people were closed minded

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please open your minds and hear your employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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